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NCAA hoops odds preview - West Virginia vs. Providence

West Virginia MountaineersProvidence Friars
Feb 5, 12:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Providence Friars Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD13-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Providence Friars try to run the Mountaineers off the court at Dunkin Donuts Center in college hoops action.

Providence will face the 15-8 Mountaineers, who own a 12-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Friars are 10-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mountaineers are 13-7 favoring the OVER.

View West Virginia vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting West Virginia before tip-off in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 123 (Friars) and the No. 13 (Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-72 result in favor of the Mountaineers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 127 nationally ranked offense (70.4 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 160 at 66.6 PPG. The Friars have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 72-66 loser at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Jones scored 21 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 72-66 against Pittsburgh in college basketball action at WVU Colliseum.

Providence was a 78-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Providence got 18 points from Bilal Dixon en route to a 78-67 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Villanova are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Friars trends to consider:
West Virginia is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games at home
Providence is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Providence is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
West Virginia home to Notre Dame, Wednesday, February 8
Providence at Villanova, Tuesday, February 7

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